The Impact of the Georgia Health Sciences University Nursing Faculty Practice on Tobacco Cessation Rates

Janie Heath, Sandra Burton Inglett, Sara Elizabeth Young, Thomas Vayalinkara Joshua, Nita Sakievich, James Hawkins, Jeannette O. Andrews, Martha S Tingen

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Nursing faculty practice groups can play a vital role in tobacco cessation in academic medical centers. Outcomes from the Georgia Health Sciences University Nursing Faculty Practice Group Tobacco Cessation Program revealed 64% abstinence outcomes at the end of treatment (N = 160) over a 2-year period from the campus-wide tobacco-free policy initiation. A nurse-led, evidence-based, interdisciplinary approach can be an effective strategy to make a difference in the lives of tobacco-dependent individuals, while at the same time integrating practice with education and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012



  • Evidence-based practice
  • Nursing faculty practice
  • Tobacco cessation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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